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Nicole Ishida lives in Honolulu, HI, with her husband and son. Growing up in the country, her family instilled in her a love of nature, the environment, and making many things by hand. This included woodworking. She earned a degree in architecture but soon longed to be back in the shop turning wood into art so she started her own architectural model building business. Using a laser cutter to cut out model parts, she realized there were so many possibilities with this medium. Now she salvages scrap Hawaiian Koa wood, saving this beautiful resource from Honolulu's landfill, and laser cuts her designs for jewelry, refrigerator magnets and ornaments. She does all the finishing and assembly in her home. Using reclaimed wood from Hawaii reduces waste and is a gift not only made in Hawaii but grown in Hawaii too! In addition to woodworking Nicole loves gardening and spending time with her toddler.
ニコール・石田は夫、息子とハワイ州ホノルルで…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 13
  • Joined September 13, 2011

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wood, pearls, shell, coral, found materials

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About

Nicole Ishida lives in Honolulu, HI, with her husband and son. Growing up in the country, her family instilled in her a love of nature, the environment, and making many things by hand. This included woodworking. She earned a degree in architecture but soon longed to be back in the shop turning wood into art so she started her own architectural model building business. Using a laser cutter to cut out model parts, she realized there were so many possibilities with this medium. Now she salvages scrap Hawaiian Koa wood, saving this beautiful resource from Honolulu's landfill, and laser cuts her designs for jewelry, refrigerator magnets and ornaments. She does all the finishing and assembly in her home. Using reclaimed wood from Hawaii reduces waste and is a gift not only made in Hawaii but grown in Hawaii too! In addition to woodworking Nicole loves gardening and spending time with her toddler.
ニコール・石田は夫、息子とハワイ州ホノルルで活動するアーティストです。 彼女はワシトン州の田舎で育ち、両親から自然、環境へ愛情を持つ事、そして 何より手作りの物の素晴らしさを教わりました。大学では建築学を専攻し、設 計事務所にてキャリアをスタートさせましたが、次第に木や木片を利用しての 作品創りへの思いが強くなりました。そこで、木を利用しての建築物の模型造 りの仕事を始めました。レーザーカッターで模型のパーツを制作しながら、彼 女はこの分野に様々な可能性を見いだしました。現在ニコールは、ハワイ原産 であり、美しい資源でもある Hawaii Koa の木の廃材を回収し、レーザーカッ ターでデザインを加えるジュエリーやマグネット、オーナメント等を制作して います。全ての作品は彼女が自宅でイチから創るハンドメイドです。それらは メイド・イン・ハワイのギフトというだけでなく、ハワイの貴重な資源を再利 用し、ハワイのゴミを減らしながら生み出されています。ガーデニングと一人 息子との時間を楽しむニコールが作る優しい作品をお楽しみ下さい。

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